Pair of Cuff Buttons

Collection Type

  • Clothing and accessories

Date

1850-1880

GUSN

GUSN-100840

Description

Pair of cuff buttons with rosette design in jet and set in gold, gold post and guard on reverse.

Details

Descriptive Terms

fasteners
BUTTON

Additional Identification Number

283

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

3/8 in (A); 3/8 in (B) (D), 3/4 in (A); 3/4 in (B) (diameter) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Edgar J. Rollins

Accession Number

1946.683ab

Reference Notes

For more information on cuff links and studs see Fales, Martha Gandy, "Jewelry in America, 1600-1900," (1995):178-179; Hinks, Peter, "Victorian Jewelry," (1991). For more information on jet jewelry and imitations see Bury, Shirley, "Jewellery, 1789-1910" v. 2 (1991): 657-709; Cooper, Diana and Norman Battershill, "Victorian Sentimental Jewellery," (1972): 19-30; Dawes, Ginny Reddington and Corinne Davidov, "Victorian Jewelry: Unexplored Treasures," (1991): 125-130; Fales, Martha Gandy, "Jewelry in America, 1600-1900," (1995): 125-126, 254-256; Phillips, Clare, "Jewels and Jewelry," (2000): 94-95.

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